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FOX Business
Nov 28, 2012 9:00pm EST
: it's about time. president obama finally getting small business owners the time of day hearing their concerns ahead of the looming fiscal cliff. the president's criticized for only sitting do with big business, ceo, and union leaders. joining me now are three owners who atented the meeting with the president,tillegge construction and andy, president o a. harold and associates. welcome, all. i want you all to answer this queson. what does your company do? keith, starting with you. >> hi, gerri, thanks for having me. a general contracting company, mainly in defense, and we are located in baton rou, louisiana, reasonable offices in dallas, texas, and general contractor. -erri: all right, julia? >> hi, thank you so much, gerri. we help people become healthier, happier, and smarter. gerri: i need a lot of that, yeah. >> it helps you exercise better and sleep better and get better nutrition. gerri: oh, my lord. >> lose pounds. gerri: sounds magical. >> we hope it is. gerri: andy, you're a defense contractor; correct? >> yes, thank you very much for having me tonight. gerri: you're we
FOX Business
Nov 29, 2012 8:00pm EST
targeted by the tax increases. take the fiscal cliff stuff out, obama taxes target small businesses, let's say have you a small, not unreasonable you make around $500,000, you. we like 15 people. you raise their taxes, they will lop off 2 or 3 of those people. neil: who are these small business guys that got in. >> i'm sure some of them have -- you know, listen, not all small businesses are monolithic. neil: who are big business guys. >> lloyd, just so you know, i know him personal, saying how great the president's plan is, ear something like warren buffet, they made so much money already. what do they care if you take of their taxes a little bit. james gorman that runs morgan stanley, i really like, said put pressure on congress to get a deal done, i am sure that that james would not care if they raised upper rate on people, but morgan stanley still pushing for certain deducts that help business, i would be careful with listening to the quote, unquote corporate. >> we did look at this, we cannot prove a exact number but overwhelming number, either donated or were active supporters
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2012 10:00pm EST
thought the interesting point was made by president obama at the business roundtable. working towards john engler his possession to extend debt ceiling providers. that is what we are talking about. >> what is broken is taxes and the dead and spending cuts. if the president were honest and in good faith, he wouldn't be needing with a roundtable. he would be up to capitol hill. as president is not serious. >> the other thing about the debt limit is not an authorization to go into as much does he want for five years or whatever. it is a set dollar amount. how much? lou: based on past five years of the bush administration, i can assure you that it wilbe a staggering figure. especially since we have a president who is inclined to spend like hell. i don't think there's any doubt about that. the president today is absolutely indulging in class warfare. >> i cannot ask folks who are middle-class seniors on medicare and young people who are trying to get student loans for college -- i can't ask them to sacrifice. and not ask anything of higher income folks. lou: what are your thoughts? >> i love th
FOX Business
Nov 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
we afford to? >> barack obama will be pro-business in his own way. he wants to succeed regulating in a way that protects the biggest businesses in some industries and also making sure that people don't make profits in ways that he doesn't want to succeed. you will see a lot more of a great energy stuff that you saw in the stimulus bill and that he tried to push for guinness climate change bill and just generally see a lot of the guys to hire the best lobbyists to get dead because they get the big government favors that happens when government involves itself more and more in private industry. gerri: i find that nobody is more relentless in pursuing taxpayer dollars that they have access to then the company's stock capitalists. they put their entire business model around this idea of getting the free money. there are relentless in their pursuit. you have been studying this for a long time. >> the problem is that in a free-market economy when people try to pursue profit what they're trying to do is produce something that people actually want to buy. once government service to get invol
FOX Business
Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm EST
obama told business leaders it won't being eliminated but they're still talking about it. according to "the wall street journal" fidelity's charitable gift fund brought in 1.2 billion in the first nine months of the year. that is up more than 60% from last year. i know. people are giving. charitiessare even getting in the mix. they're ramping up collection efforts going into the end of the year. ashley: bet they are. tracy: you say what you want how philanthropic we are, it is all about the tax deduction. you take it away, it is a lot about the tax deduction. you take it away, there will be a lot of charities that are --. ashley: i'm cynical. but i agree. of course. >>> ibm hoping to save millions of dollars by changing its 401(k) contributions. how much does it cost the employees though? gerri willis is here on that story next. tracy: as we head out to break, the dow is up 55 points. look at some winners and losers on the s&p 500. avon calling up 5.6%. and genworth financial. and big lots, as nicole mentioned earlier, your loser on the s&p 500. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ [ male a
FOX Business
Nov 29, 2012 7:00pm EST
the equivalent of a permanent increase in the national debt limit. president obama remarkably consistent in his intent to raise taxes on the top 2% of taxpayers. half of those are small-business men and women. the entire election season, he did say a number of times since being reelected, and he's not backing off. the president and his baath insist on higher taxes for the so-called wealthy. remarkably, republicans seem surprised by secretary geithner. chief correspondent ed henry with our report. reporter: optimism faded as timothy geithner let the republicans to declare the talks are going nowhere. >> i'm disappointed. i'm disappointed in where we are and what has happened over the last couple of weeks. i'm here trying to seriously resolve it. and i would hope the white house would get to it as well. reporter: a key driver is that the president announced that spending cuts can wait. >> it would give us more time the next year to work together on a comprehensive plan to bring down the deficit. jay carney broke new ground by declaring that the president does on spending cuts wi
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
businesses in their district, they will highlight what they say i see ae small business tax hike president obama is pushing. the president is skipping town also for a quick stop in northern virginia. there he will meet with a middle-class family to press congress to protect those making less than $250,000 per year for a tax increase by raising rates on those earning more. the white house demanding a tax rate increase. republicans will agree to increase taxes through eliminating deductions. even if they figure out taxes, democrats and republicans still have to resolve significant differences on entitlements. take a listen. >> it is not even the right thing to do first and foremost. visit the trophy that republicans want? is that what they want to do what is right to raise the rates? speak of the american people want us to fight to cut spending. it is a fight we are happy to have. >> a house aide said president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke on3 the phone yesterday afternoon, their first conversation a week and since republicans offered $800 billion in new tax revenue and more th
FOX Business
Nov 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
with the republican leadership today. small business owner met with president obama yesterday. louis. neil: if i could begin with you, in meeting with the president did he give you any inkling as to how confident he is of a deal by year-end? >> no and what that meeting was really about was the president asking us questions and listening to us about the problems of small business and what the administration could bring to the table to help small business. i got the feeling that they're reasonably optimistic. but that is my feeling. it has nothing to do with specific things said in the room. neil: so, louis, when a lot of small businessmen and women are saying, i had a couple on my fox news show earlier today, they think this has not been a friendly environment for small business or that the policies that are about to be pursued won't help them, did that ever come up? >> not really. you know, for me the environment for small business has been pretty good in this administration. i supply health care for all my employees. the aca really helped me pay for it last year. i think getting mon
FOX Business
Dec 3, 2012 9:20am EST
million dollars. and yet, senegal. he's a very big obama supporter and spoke at the democrat's convention and listen to this. business needs a president who covers the backs of businesses, a president who understands what the private sector needs to succeed. a president who takes the long view and makes the tough decisions. >> yeah. >> and that's why i'm here tonight supporting president obama. stuart: now, isn't that hipocracy? you support a tax the rich president, you're rich, but you don't pay the tax the rich penalties. interesting. and now look at this. joe biden shopping at costco last week. did some holiday shopping, and posts pictures with jim senegal and warren buffett's right hnd man and bill gates' dad on the board, too, and receive early dividends and ay less tabs. several reports say the demand for microsoft's surface tablet is so weak that they cut the orders from the asian manufacturer in half. i own microsoft stock. lauren, where is it now? >> 1% and stuart, i feel bad for you, microsoft was the second worst performer in the dow jones for the month of november and needs al
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2012 11:00am EST
very much. dennis: president obama pushing the fiscal cliff to the business leaders. cheryl: speaker john boehner is getting an earful saying he is caving. rich edson is in washington with more. >> perhaps folks in washington are thinking maybe these two sides will get down to actually doing sometime soon but they say that is noo happening right now. house speaker john boehner said he's willing to sit down and talk to the president. we asked the white house if they plan on calling the speaker of the house inviting him over for a phone call, the white house hasn't responded to that question. coming down to two objects. >> if all you're relying on his closing exceptions and loopholes. let me amend that. it is not wise to do as a practical matter. >> they will come from guess who. the rich. there are ways to limit the options, close the polls and have them pay more of their money to the federal government without raising tax rates. >> that seems to be the key to this entire fiscal cliff mess. president obama saying the roundtable was struck by ceo's willingness to pay higher taxes and p
FOX Business
Dec 2, 2012 6:00pm EST
awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it is. go national. go like a pro. neil: is president obama still sitting here? governor romney does visiting here? all beuse mitt romney was in a serious order taken serisly? that he was the butt of more jokes. david brennan is on the phone right now. thanks for joining. >> thank you. neil: you have seen the studies. remember, they broke down the juxtaposition of jokes you and it was something like 10 to one, making fun of romney. >> i think first of all you have to know that the comedian's lean left anyway. always. i mean, they are basically -- even though they try to balance that, they are going to make fun of the other guy who is running against a democrat. but in spite of that, it doesn't matter. you know, look at george w. bush. talk about a walking talking joke the second time that he ran -- were you kidding me? all he had to do was repeat what he said and people were screaming. neiland he got reelected. >> and he got reelected i will say that that is ight. i do think it was overly disproportionate and part of my thi
FOX Business
Dec 3, 2012 1:00pm EST
your fox business brief. president obama has taken to twitter to answer questions about the fiscal cliff. the president is trying to drum up support for higher taxes on the wealthiest americans. selling is morningstar food unit two canadian company for $1.5 billion. they say it will help boost its presence in the u.s. fannie mae and freddie mac are putting evictions on homes for the holidays. it does not mean the foreclosure process will stop, but families will avoid eviction for two weeks ending january 2. that is the latest from the fox business network. giving you the power to prosper. ♪ tracy: former presidential candidate mitt romney has rejoined the board. governor romney has served on the board twice before. dennis: no word whether his bank account makes him less qualified of a candidate on that one. microsoft hoping to take a bite out of apple's ipad business. the high price could be more than some customers can swallow. shiiani joshi joins us now with a fabulous new haircut. shibani: you didn't notice last week, apparently. some backlash going on against microsoft today.
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2012 9:20am EST
local rcedes-benz dealer. >> i'm buyinggat 1,000%. this is the same media that got president obama elected and the same media that's now going to brow beat any business that goes against the agenda and i'm telling you right now, clarence otis, an obama backer, listen it's going to hurt us, we don't know to what degree, but the negative media darden, because we have to accommodate health care it's going to impact our bottom line. stuart: charles payne yesterday. this morning, darden has backed off, they have reversed course. they're not going to employ a lot more part-time people because of obamacare. they have backed off. liz mcdonald, did they back off because of media and public pressure? >> yes, for the most part, yes. the problem is that the media coverages, they're not reporting that darden and other restaurants like it can no longer offer the health insurance plans they were offering. they've got a lot of of turnover and half the work force quit because health reform outlaws the so-called mini-med plan. and the other issue, too, now we've got an environment where ceo's cannot
FOX Business
Nov 28, 2012 10:00pm EST
dances, obama is out going to tour factories. you have to be kidding. you think we do this in business? we would be in a room banging this thing out. lou: by the way, businesses banging a special dividend so that they could make that deadline. interesting that government cannot do the same thing for taxpayers. >> december has always been an up month in the market. whenever the market goes out strongly before december, december is even better. i assume we are going to be in a trading just like when i saa you the last time before the election. i think they will sweat as. i think everybody will get scared. i think you will be an enormously wonderful buying opportunity for stocks that you like if they cause the market to go down a lot. lou: at which time can be still declare it to be christmas? >> one would hope. we have children. lou: thank you for being here. we will see how it plays out. we will hang on and keep our fingers crossed. white house spokesman sas the president just is really impressed with the ambasdor and does not careabout the consequences of misleading the public on what
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2012 11:00am EST
will host the events with small business leaders in their districts and highlight what republicans say will be the economic damage small-business from raising income-tax rates on families earning $250,000 a year. president obama is leaving washington too though he is only heading across the potomac river, going to suburban virginia to speak to a middle-class family and he will press congress to protect those making less than $250,000 a year from tax increases by raising rates on those making more. in washington it is the same fight. >> president obama, democrats in congress have ever been ambiguous, provide economic security for 90% of american families and 97% of small businesses asking the wealthiest 2% to contribute just a little more to stop this runaway debt. >> what the president is really interested in as we learned just yesterday he is getting as much taxpayer money as he can first by raising taxes on small business that he believes are making too much money and then on everybody else. >> there is movement on these talks and president obama and john boehner spoke on the pho
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2012 12:00am EST
experience or business perience to know how t operate in the world. melissa: or who are friendly. i dn't know. >> president obama has done the slightly more thaothers. forty of his 59 ambassadorial appointments hbeen to top donors. that has toet arraigned in. melissa: and may have o stumbl on. i know. i was trying to make a joke. more politics. this time the future mayor of new york has beenencouraging hillary clinton to run for his fice in 2011. the maayor thinks the ig gamble with think she is a perfect fit. clinton said she is not interested in the job. first of all, is it a step up? endo mayor of new york is abig deal. >> they do say he tandard line is that the second most important difficult job in the country is the mayor f new york city. that may o may not be true. hillary clinton wod consider this. sp down. >> is too mall a stage for her she's been on the global stage. >> only one person will convince hillary clinton to go back into the public world. that is her husband, bill clinton. and i amnhe side that says i don't ev think she wants to do ch cells after secretary of sta
FOX Business
Dec 3, 2012 10:00pm EST
social inequality. in a recent cartoon he draws a young barack obama at the blackboard. government. joining us, a pulitzer prize-winning editorial cartoonist. he is a two-time pulitzer prize-winning editorial cartoonist senior editor with investors business daily. great to have you with us. be appreciated so much. i loveyour cartoons, and i would nt to adjust, if wemay, go to a few more f them to get your remarks. i want to first it your idea of what you think of the fiscal cliff. you have tough find this to be rich father. >> absolutely. i always suggest, but the best tag riders in the world work for politicians. this white hse is giving me plenty of fodder forcurtains. and it is funny to think about these events, but a very traumatic and seious. they avoid the fiscal clff. we are talking about over $607 billion worth of money taken out of the economyext year. lou: i just want to put up the next cartoon that we have. it matters not which one you select. but this is one of my favorites. the debt commission saying it is verydifficult. is very complicated and then cut spending. i don
FOX Business
Nov 30, 2012 9:20am EST
is awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it is. go national. go like a pro. >> it's a pretty flat market, despite the news of president obama's i'm going to call it slap in the face to the republicans on the fiscal cliff. check the price of oil. 88 a barrel, up a little. lisp to this, we've got a huge drop in the birth rate in the united states. the recession may be to blame. 64 births per 1,000 women of chile baring age, 15-44 in 2010. that's about half of what it was in the peak of the baby boom 1957. the birth rate is way down. liz macdonald and gerri willis are here on this subject. do you have any idea what's going on here? >> well, two sides could help explain that. first of all, mexico, for example, is doing better than it has been, fewer immigrants coming from mexico. there's a draw there right now going on in that country and here is the other thing, in this recession, two things that typically don't get hit as typically they got hit this time around. housing construction where immigrants work and farms where immigrants come in, so, these people who
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2012 10:00pm EST
snyderlaiming he's putting the future of the state in the hands of big business. well, president obama adding to the ever-expanding list of titles, the latest coming from the chairman of the white house triball nation's conference. listen. >> the president loves basketball. he has an indian name. he knows what it's like to be poor, and he has not forgotten where he came from, and his theme song is "hail to the chief." [laughter] i think he definitely qualifies as the first american indian president. lou: and so he is declared. you may remember the president has been called the first gay, female, jewish, and asian president; however, without question, the title of america's first black president belongs to bight. -- bill clinton. up nt, the obama ultimatum. tax the rich, or he'll take the country over the cliff. vote on the facebook page, do you agree president obama's ultimatum on higher taxes are responsible for driving us over the cliff if that were to occur? we're talking with monicand angela, and lori. that's right, the a-tea is next, and you don't want to miss them. before copd...
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
melissa: rally mode. i am melissa francis. lori: i am lori rothman. president obama telling business leaders he is cheering for their success. tax hikes for the wealthy saying there will be no deal without tax rate increases. melissa: 11,000 now out of work at citi. slashing jobs taking a billion dollars charge as it repositioned oppositions. charlie gasparino tells us it is even more cuts are on the way. lori: new warnings and ethanol blended gasoline. joining us on whether you should be worried about what you put into your gas tank. let's get up to speed, back the floor of the new york stock exchange and nicole petallides. economic data on the service industry. nicole: looking good, lori and melissa. up 125 points. after two days of selling we are seeing some market action to the upside. we are above the 13,000 mark, well above that. 13,076. the nasdaq squeezing it out. concern for apple, but financials are doing well. let's take a look at the group. laying off 11,000 workers, that is the plan. a new ceo in place and he wants to make his mark. up 6.5%. it is under pressure
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
real pulse of businesses. speaking out against president obama hurt their bottom line? will higher taxes be as bad for businesses as some say? all that and everything in between from three top leaders. >>> yikes for yelp users. one woman post as scathing review of a business. now the owner is suing her for $750,000. does he have a case? he is here to make it. even when they say it's not it is always about money. melissa: first let's take a look at the day's market headlines of the congress doesn't open its mouth and stocks go up. are we listening politicians? better than expected jobless claims data and rebound in tech stocks helped lead the market higher. the dow gained 39 points hitting a new one-month high. >>> at&t customers listen up. your service may start sucking less. akamai technologies reached a deal to provide at&t's mobile network. it is expected to speed up delivery of digital content to customer's phones. akamai shares soared 10% on the news. >>> zynga bumped up because it is betting big on real life gambling. it filed a gaming license application in nevada. >>> to ou
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm EST
and highlight what they call his small business tax hike. president obama spent his afternoon in northern virginia again pushing his case for raising taxes on families earning more than $250,000 a year. >> i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%, but i do remain optimistic that we can get something done that is good for families like this one and that is good for the american economy. >> so i think it's safe to say at this point that the president actually isn't interested in a balanced agreement, he's not particularly interested in avoiding the fiscal cliff, and he's clearly not interested at all in cutting any spending. >> reporter: while democrats and republicans debate the size and specifics on tax increases, the two sides also remain apart on spending cuts, reforming entitlement programs like medicare and on the president's request to have greater power to raise the country's debt limit. but the news coming out of this one, "wall street journal" headlines saying that staff members from the president's team an
FOX Business
Dec 3, 2012 11:00am EST
business of negotiating a tax cut, and president obama gets to negotiate a tax cut with republicans, a lot more fun and easier to do than tax increases. i don't know they get more leverage in the new year with the possible exception that the fact that, you know, the debt ceiling will loom again, hitting that debt ceiling giving republicans some leverage down the road, but in the short term, you're right, the leverage goes more to president obama right now. >> i have fiscal cliff fatigue. thank you very much. >> sure. tracy: we all do, dennis, but we have to talk about it because congress has to deal with it. we have a new gallup poll showing 5 # 4% of the voters rate the honesty of members of congress below that of used car salesmen. dianne black of tennessee joins us from the home state to hear what the constituents are telling her. what are con constituents sayin? >> well, you know, i'm hearing -oth from my individual constituents and business owners they are really concerned about the spending problem in washington. that's not really talked about. there's a lot of focus on the other sid
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